Yorkshire Mesmac

Our friends Yorkshire MESMAC offers STI testing and other support in York

Our Testing Times Sessions are:

  • Every Monday, 4pm-7pm (except when it is a Bank Holiday Monday).
  • Every Wednesday, 12pm-2pm.
  • The second Saturday of the month, 10am-12pm.

They run as a drop-in services at our York office, The Workshop, Marygate Lane (off Marygate), York, YO30 7BJ.

We also run the following drop-in sessions at the local universities:

  • University of York, every Tuesday (during term time), 12pm-2pm, G/045B, Maths Dept, Heslington, York, YO10 5DD.
  • York St John University, every second and fourth Thursday of the month, 12pm-2pm, Students’ Union, Lord Mayor’s Walk, York, YO31 7EX.

All of our Testing Times sessions offer free, rapid HIV tests with results back in 20 minutes and home testing kits (where you take your own samples, send them off in the post and then you’ll get test results back for HIV, Syphilis, Gonorrhoea and Chlamydia).

If you are unable to make any of these sessions, call the York office on 01904 620400 for an appointment or one of our workers:

Katie 07771 931 335

Lilly 07710 099 033

LGBT* Youth Group – Queer Club
Gender: All Genders
Age Range: 14-25
For 14-25 yrs old people who identify or questioning if they are LGBT+
Meeting fortnightly in York on a Wednesday evening for support and fun.
Please contact Lilly on 07710 099 033 or e.allenby@mesmac.co.uk.

Trams – York Trans* Youth Group
Gender: Trans, Non-binary and other
Age Range: 14-25
For 14-25 yrs old people who are transgender, genderqueer, non-binary, intersex etc. or questioning.
Meeting fortnightly in York, early evening for support and fun.
Please contact Lilly on 07710 099 033 or e.allenby@mesmac.co.uk.

Positive Mingle – Social Group for HIV+ men
Gender: Male, Trans Men
Age Range: All ages
A social group for HIV positive men. Meetings are one evening a month. For more details Please contact Lilly on 07710 099 033 or e.allenby@mesmac.co.uk.

Queer Women’s Group
Location: York and North Yorkshire
Gender: Female, Trans Woman, Non-binary, Other
Age Range: Over 18
A peer support and social group based in York offering a safe space to discuss issues to do with mental health, sexuality, and to meet other queer women. This is a Trans* inclusive space. Age 18+. The group is run by a MESMAC employee and someone who works in mental health. We want to form a diverse group, and feel it will become this, with the facilitators being pansexual and non-binary romantic grey-asexual. We are hoping the group will grow and we will be able to do activities and socials outside of our peer support group.
We meet fortnightly on a Thursday from 6pm-8pm at the York MESMAC office, The Workshop, Marygate Lane (off Marygate), York, YO30 7BJ.
If you want to join please contact Jess either using her email: j.wynn@mesmac.co.uk, mobile number: 07710 099 028 or the York MESMAC office phone number: 01904 620400. Also find us on facebook (https://www.facebook.com/QueerWomenYorkshireMesmac) and twitter (@WomensMESMAC).
We have recently made a zine with drawings and written pieces from members of the group. You can read it by clicking here.
Content warning: mentions mental health, OCD, eating disorders, PTSD and BPD.

Generate – Trans Social and Support Group
Location: York and North Yorkshire
Gender: Trans Man, Trans Woman, Non-binary, Other
Age Range: All Ages
A Transgender peer support and social group meeting in York twice a month. Join us, don’t do it on your own.
For information contact generatecontact@gmail.com.

Generate+ – for families, friends and partners of Trans people
Location: York and North Yorkshire
Gender: All Genders
Age Range: All Ages
A social venue for families and partners of Trans* people. Meetings are once a month in York. For more information please email generatecontact@gmail.com or Please contact Lilly on 07710 099 033 or e.allenby@mesmac.co.uk.

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Upcoming Events

  • LGBT Karaoke 23/10/2017 at 8:30 pm – 12:30 am Thomas's of York, Museum St, York YO1 7DT, UK LGBT friendly Karaoke at Thomas of York from 8:30pm onwards
  • GeneraTe: Trans Group in York 24/10/2017 at 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Email for venue details A social group for Trans people, which meets every second and fourth Tuesday of the month in York. Please contact generatecontact@gmail.com
  • York Mind LGBTQIA Support Group 25/10/2017 at 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm 30 Clarence St, York YO31 7DE, UK York Mind LGBT Mental Health Group starts on Wednesday 6th September 7pm - 9pm. Please enrol if you are interested via York Mind, more information below https://yorklgbtforum.org.uk/york-mind-lgbt-mental-health-group/ the group will be weekly and will cover a topic a week on Mental Health and arts and craft activities.